DETROIT — A man has been arrested after a deadly shooting at a gas station in Detroit Monday, officials say.
The shooting happened on Monday just after 3 a.m. at a gas station in the 4410 block of Vernor Highway, authorities say, according to WDIV. Al-Gaham was working as a store clerk when McNary walked in.
Al-Gaham and McNary got into an argument when McNary reportedly took some beef jerky and put it in his pocket, the news outlet reported. Police said that Al-Gaham went through McNary’s pockets, took the beef jerky out, and placed it back on the shelf.
Al-Gaham forced McNary to leave the store. Once McNary was outside, Al-Gaham locked the door manually, WJBK reported.
“Here we are less than one month after the locked door incident at a Detroit gas station on West McNichols. This simply cannot continue to happen,” said Prosecutor Kym Worthy, in the news release. “In this case, the defendant allegedly had a weapon aimed at Mr. McNary’s face while he was in a place of safety on the other side of a locked glass door and pulled the trigger. He had time to premeditate his actions and was not in any immediate danger.”
Al-Gaham has been charged with first-degree murder, according to the prosecutor’s office.